Vegetable extracts in cosmetics, what are they?
Plants contain a wide variety of active ingredients obtained from their flowers, leaves,
bulbs, roots, seeds, fruits or stems through different extraction methods, such as
mechanical pressure or maceration in different solvents.
Plant extracts are widely used in natural cosmetics as they provide a large amount of
vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for the treatment and care of the skin, while
helping the stability and bioavailability of the formula.
The properties of the extracts vary depending on the part used and the type of plant.
Thus, centella asiatica extract has a positive effect on blood circulation, while sage
extract is astringent.